The American war in Vietnam wreaked well-documented havoc on the lives of so many — not only innocent civilians, but on those South Vietnamese who trusted the United States and its many empty promises. After the massacres, the poisonous chemicals, and the country-wide devastation came the betrayals as Vietnamese citizens and even some soldiers who […]
Indian American confirmed as Assistant Secretary of State
Puneet Talwar has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a key diplomatic position, becoming the second Indian American to join the state department. Talwar, who was a key aide of President Barack Obama on the Middle East, will now serve as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs.
US ups security aid to SE Asia, criticizes China
By Matthew Lee and Matthew Pennington Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Dec. 16 to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.
Japanese soldiers train with Army in Yakima
By Adam Ashton The News Tribune YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 360-degree view from Col. Paul Mele’s hilltop vantage point in central Washington’s high desert gave him a lot to smile about this week as a new Army brigade commander.
Doubts loom over competitiveness of Asia teams in World Cup
By John Duerden The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to […]
NY man wanted in 2 killings in Philippines arrested
By Rik Stevens The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Almost two years after a retired British police officer and his live-in girlfriend were shot to death in the Philippines, New York State Police said April 26 that they arrested one of the men accused of doing it.
Psy apologizes for anti-American rap
By Chris Talbott AP Music Writer South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating in anti-U.S. protests several years ago.
Thousands protest in Japan against Osprey aircraft
By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO, JAPAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied on Sept. 9 against U.S. plans to deploy Osprey hybrid aircraft on a southern Japanese island amid renewed safety concerns.
Japan and Iran win in World Cup qualifying
By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan and Iran showed Sunday why they are among the favorites in Asia to qualify in advancing to the 2014 World Cup.
Refugees share personal stories at Beyond Talking Points
On Nov. 16 at the Bellevue Art Museum, Humanities Washington’s Beyond Talking Points series wrapped up its multifaceted look at immigration with a program featuring refugees from around the world who now call Washington home.